Los Angeles Inaugural Groove Cruise Review – DJ Masters Markus Schulz & Morgan Page Headline the World’s Largest Dance Music Festival

There’s a reason why the Travel Channel named the Groove Cruise the number one place to get your groove on in the world, because it is.

I should know.  I was one of the lucky passengers, along with my man & 2000+ other passengers from LA, Miami & around the world, who set sail from Long Beach on September 27 & went on Groove Cruise LA's unforgettable maiden 3 day epic voyage to from Long Beach to Catalina & Ensenada.  Normally, what happens on Groove Cruise stays on Groove Cruise. However, since we were lucky enough to be invited to the party, here's your exclusive behind the scenes Splash Magazine look at what went down on GrooveCruise LA, through the eyes & ears of my man & I. My guy is a hard core trance music fan, while I was happy to be invited to the party, there for the experience. Both of us, however, were equally excited about Groove Cruise's main headliners, DJ Masters Markus Schulz & Morgan Page. They did not disappoint & both went above & beyond all expectations. See & hear for yourself. We not only got to hear some of their best performances yet, but also had a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet & interact with these worldwide DJ legends.

Miriam Bolber, Markus Schulz, Damien Silberman

DJ Morgan Page

DJ Morgan Page performing at Papas & Beers on Ensenada


Here's how the 72 non stop music adventure played out on Groove Cruise LA 2013. A picture & video are worth a thousand words. Through the eyes of our lens onboard the Groove Cruise, I'll let the following tell the story.


Day 1 - September 27 - Long Beach to Catalina

All aboard. Headliner: Markus Schulz Theme: Tutus & Ties

Groove Cruise 2013 LA sailed away on the Carnival Inspiration

Groove Cruise set sail from the Long Beach Port next to the Queen Mary

LA Riots perform on board the Inspiration en route to Catalina

Damien Silberman, Miriam Bolber - The 72 hour non-stop music adventure begins

Gina Elias & Mario Moreno

Tutu Theme Night

The EC Twins performing poolside

DJ Richard Benyon

Tie Theme Night - Mario Moreno & Rodney Ross

Tutu Night

The massive 855 foot Carnival Inspiration's 7 Floor Atrium

DJ Kristina Sky


Groove Cruise's Main Headliner, Markus Schulz, whose 4 hour set began at 2:30 am! Best set ever! The longest set played out at Sea, which was streamed live for Markus's Global DJ Broadcast

DJ Markus Schulz

DJ Marcus Schulz performing the longest DJ set at Sea

Eric Kosa & Arthur Jaworski

Tie Night

After Markus Schulz's 4 hour set, he did a meet & greet with fans.

DJ Master Markus Schulz


Day 2 - September 28 - Catalina- Private Groove Cruise Beach Party Presented by Dirty Dutch, featuring Chuckie at Descano Beach

Dirty Dutch presents Chuckie

Day 2-Groove Cruise Island Party on Descano Beach


Groove Cruise's very own Carnival Inspiration

Day 2-Groove Cruise Island Party on Descano Beach

Theme of the day Cowgirl

Mario & Gina in Cowgirl attire

DJ Ahlex Diego

DJ Ahlex Diego, George Salas, Damien Silberman

Back on the Inspiration, it was time for more DJ action. In addition to the main headliners, Groove Cruise had an astonishing 50 DJ's onboard performing on 9 stages.

DJ Ahlex performing onboard at the Silent Room

2013 Groove Cruise LA Line-Up

Mario, Marquez, Mir, Dame

Day 3 - Ensenada - DJ Morgan Page! Morgan Page performed on land at the new, awesome venue Papas & Beers. Theme: Mexican Fiesta


Day 3 - Ensenada!

Papas & Beers in Ensenada

DJ Morgan Page performing on land at Papas & Beers

Ashleigh Carter, Dana Cohen, Sarah Garrido

Tony Mendez & DJ Fonz66

Lovely Gina in her Mexican theme attire

Ashleigh Carter, Sarah Garrido, Dana Cohen

Mario of Ensenada who made awesome custom bracelets

Awesome margaritas served up at Papas & Beers

Day 3 - Part 2 - Ensenda back to LA - No rest for the weary, we learn who the surprise guest is when we return to the ship. None other than DJ Markus Schulz who is back for yet another amazing set at sea!

Markus Schulz performing his 2nd surprise set onboard the Groove Cruise

Groove Cruise would not be possible had it not been for the amazing team at Whet Travel, led by its founder Jason Beukema & Dana Cohen of  Dana Cohen PR, working non stop behind the scenes to make sure everything went smoothly & who were responsible for getting such amazing DJ's as part of Groove Cruise's line-up.

Groove Cruise LA Dream Team - Jason Beukema, Founder of Whet Travel & Creator of Groove Cruise & Dana Cohen of Dana Cohen PR, who ran the event

Groove Cruise is not just about having fun. Groove Cruise gives back. A portion of this year's proceeds, through the Whet Foundation, went to deserving children in Ensenada.

A portion of the proceeds from every Groove Gruise are given to children in need

Whet Magazine

Groove Cruise actually began in 2004 with only a group of 125 friends. It's now so huge there is a waiting list. There are 3 Groove Cruises a year. They say unless you actually go on Groove Cruise, you'll never know. We've given you a sneak peak, but to experience the next next Groove Cruise yourself, sign up at Groove Cruise's website.








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